Rainy Demerson

 Dance tenure-track Assistant Professor

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Rainy Demerson received an MA in Dance Education 2012 and holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures with a Dance Concentration from UCLA. She taught Dance and Yoga throughout New York City public schools in after-school programs and residencies for five years before earning her NY State teaching license. From there, she spearheaded an Intercultural Dance program at MS 267 in Brooklyn. She taught at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at El Paso Community College in Texas. In 2013, her article, "Beginner's Mind: Applying the Zen Practice of Soshin to Best Practices in Dance Education," was published in the Journal of Dance Education. Her article, "Teaching Dances of the African Diaspora: an Emancipatory Intercultural Approach," appears in the online Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship from the World Dance Alliance. Dedicated to gaining a first-hand understanding of culture in context, Rainy has studied dance in Europe, South America, Indonesia, Africa, and the Caribbean. She has produced her contemporary choreography in Senegal and in New York with her company Sacred Space Dance. Her work can be seen at www.vimeo.com/rainydemerson.

 

 Contact Information

 Campus:

 Valle Verde

 Office:

 Room A1214

 Classrooms:

 Room A1215 & A1332

 Phone:

 (915) 831-2364

 Email:

 rdemerso@epcc.edu

 Office Hours

Monday –Friday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm by appointment.